|Spherio: CISPES Election Observers - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Froy, and Mary speak with Alana Epstein and Matthew Andrews, who were election observers at the recent elections in El Salvador. Alana and Matthew work with CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. CISPES is a national solidarity organization that, since 1980, has led grassroots organizing efforts against U.S. economic and military intervention in El Salvador...
Keywords: CISPES; Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; Alana Epstein; Matthew Andrews; El Salvador Elections; FMLN; Spherio; the Western Hemisphere Project
|Spherio: Espiritismo - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy, Froy, and Mary talk with guest Deborah Garcia, an espiritista in Boston. Espiritismo, or spiritualism, is popular in the Caribbean and Latin America and is based around the idea that good and evil spirits can affect health, luck, and other aspects of human life.
Keywords: spherio; espiritismo; spiritualism; Deborah Garcia; Western Hemisphere Project; Caribbean
|Spherio: Combating Domestic Violence - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio: The Local Voice of our Hemisphere. 5/24/07 4-5pm on WMBR 88.1 FM Cambridge and www.wmbr.org. Spherio hosts Amy and Kendra discuss domestic violence and resources for survivors in the boston area. Domestic violence advocate "Melissa" and Sabrina, the director of organizing and education with "The Network/ La Red" share their perspectives and advice on issues of power and control in relationships -- not just heterosexual relationships but LGBT relationships as well.
Keywords: Domestic Violence; LGBT; La Red; Spherio
|Spherio: African Information Technology Initiative - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Mary and Cat speak with Michael Gordon and Gleb Kuznetsov of the African Information Technology Initiative, or AITI. AITI is a student-run organization of MIT that promotes development in Africa by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs. The team develops curriculum materials, software technologies, platforms, and networks that enable African undergraduate students to innovate in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...
Keywords: AITI; Michael Gordon; leb Kuznetsov; African Information Technology Initiative; Spherio; curriculums; software; technology; Africa
|Spherio: AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Mary, Jasmine, and Jasmine's sister Bora speak with Lissette Gauthier, an HIV prevention specialist from the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Lissette spoke about how she is involved with the AIDS Action Committee and what it does to try and slow the spread of AIDS in Massachusetts and give support to those affected by the disease.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; HIV prevention; HIV/AIDS; Lissette Gauthier; AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
|American College Students' Involvement in International Development - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe and Jasmine Park interview two student leaders in international development, Kendra Johnson and Karishma Rahman, to discuss their global projects. Kendra Johnson has a community water system project in Santa Ana, Equador with her organization Sacha Yaku. Karishma Rahman has an innovative TB treatment program in Bihar, India where she will be implementing the social stigma TB treatment plan this Fall.
Keywords: spherio; equador; bihar; india; sacha yaku; international development
|Spherio: World Computer Exchange - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine and Mary speak with Alex Mbianda, who volunteers as lead Programme Officer for Cameroon and a Regional Manager of the World Computer Exchange, or WCE. WCE is a grassroots network of thousands of groups in 68 developing countries working together to help improve the educational opportunities for over 1 million youth annually. WCE volunteers gather and then ship donated used desktop and laptop computers to partner organisations and provide ongoing online help related to proje...
Keywords: World Computer Exchange; Spherio; Alex Mbianda
|Spherio: Camp Kesem - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Mary, and Cat speak with guests Sammy, Tracy, and Caroline from Camp Kesem, a camp for a student-run summer camp for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. Kesem is the Hebrew word for magic. Camp Kesem has two goals: one, to provide kids whose parents have or have had cancer with a summer camp experience that gives them a chance to be kids, and two, to allow college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills...
Keywords: Camp Kesem; cancer; Spherio; the Spherio Collective
|Spherio: Liberation Health - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy, Froy, Jasmine, and Mary spoke with three members of Liberation Health, a group in Boston that tries to approach healthcare differently: instead of just advising clients to adapt to society, they try to achieve social change to overcome problems, in ways like organizing rallies and demonstrations with their clients.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Liberation Health; WMBR; healthcare; social change
|Spherio: Professor Brinton Lykes of Boston College - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy, Jasmine, and Cat speak with Professor Brinton Lykes, director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice of Boston College, which is an effort to pull together an interdisciplinary activist scholarship initiative that would bring together the schools of education, social work, and faculty of arts and sciences, particularly the ethics, theology, and human rights programs...
Keywords: Spherio; Brinton Lykes; Center for Human Rights and International Justice; Boston College; Hurricane Katrina; PTSD; New Orleans
|Spherio: Reforestation in Tecpaco, Mexico - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio: The Local Voice of our Hemisphere 9/20/07 airs 4-5:30pm Thursdays on WMBR 88.1 fm Cambridge and on www.wmbr.org. Spherio host Anna Bernsteyn and Kendra Johnson discuss with Froylan Sifuentes his work on reforestation in the small farming community in Tecpaco in Central Mexico. Froylan chose to work with this community because his home town of Huejutla, farther down in the same water shed, is now really suffering from water shortages as their rivers dry up...
Keywords: Huejutla; Tecpaco; Mexico; Reforestation; water scarcity; community organizing; Spherio
|Spherio: CubaGo! - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine and Mary speak via phone interview with Angelica Salazar, Cuba Policy Outreach Coordinator for the the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), who helped organize CubaGo!. CubaGo! is organized by three Washington-based NGOs, the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA). CubaGo! is a grassroots effort to try to help Americans persuade Congress to end the travel ban to Cuba.
Keywords: CubaGo!; Spherio; the Spherio Collective; the Latin America Working Group; the Washington Office on Latin America; Cuba travel ban; Angelica Salazar
|Spherio: World Computer Exchange - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine and Mary speak with Alex Mbianda, who volunteers as lead Programme Officer for Cameroon and a Regional Manager of the
Keywords: Alex Mbianda; World Computer Exhange; WCE; Spherio
|Spherio: Kathleen Li - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy and Mary speak with guest Kathleen Li from the Global Poverty Initiative about Poverty Week at MIT. Kathy has been involved in GPI, a student organization at MIT dedicated to fighting international poverty and raising student awareness of the issues, since it began in 2007 during the planning for the Millennium Campus Conference. She has been able to travel to and work in both Tibet and rural India, and she lives in iHouse with Mary, a living community which fosters students wi...
Keywords: Global Poverty Initiative; Kathleen Li; India; Tibet; iHouse; Spherio
|Spherio: Urban Planning for community rebuilding in Peru - The Spherio Collective|
(4/4/08) Spherio hosts Froylan Sifuentes, Kendra Johnson, and Amy Battisti-Ashe discuss the work of graduate students in MIT's department of Urban Studies and Planning to assist in the rebuilding of a community wrecked by an earthquake in Peru. Our guests include MIT Professor Phil Thompson and visiting scholar Sebastiao Ferreira who both work on the program.
Keywords: Spherio; Urban Studies and Planning; Peru; Earthquake; community rebuilding; MIT
|Spherio: Blue Energy in Nicaragua - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe, Kendra Johnson and Froy Sifuentes discuss renewable wind/solar energy in Nicaragua with Mathias Craig, MIT alumnus and founder and executive director of Blue Energy (www.blueenergygroup.org). Blue Energy is a nonprofit organization that has set up renewable electricity systems in 6 rural communities on the Caribbean side of Nicaragua. They manufacture the wind turbines locally, do the installations, give technical and administrative training, and provide ongoing ...
Keywords: Blue Energy; Nicaragua
|Spherio: DJ Gregzinho - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy and Jasmine speak with guest DJ Gregzinho about Brazilian funk and hip-hop and teaches the difference between the two as defined by the slum-dwellers and club-goers of Sao Paulo.
Keywords: DJ Gregzinho; Spherio; the Western Hemisphere Project; The Spherio Collective; Brazilian funk and hip-hop
|Spherio: Combatting Domestic Violence - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy and Kendra discuss domestic violence and resources for survivors in the boston area. Domestic violence advocate "Melissa" and Sabrina, the director of organizing and education with "The Network/ La Red" share their perspectives and advice on issues of power and control in relationships -- not just heterosexual relationships but LGBT relationships as well.
Keywords: Domestic Violence; Boston
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|Spherio: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Cat, Froy, and Mary speak with Beth, who is the Coordinator of Community Awareness and Outreach at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. The Boston Area rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is the only rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest and largest center in Massachusetts. Beth helps to promote awareness of the issue of sexual assault and the BARCC's services throughout the communities it serves.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
|Spherio: One Earth Designs - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Froy, Cat, and Mary talk with Scot Frank and Caitlin Powers about their work with the new nonprofit they've started, One Earth Designs. One Earth Designs seeks to encourage communities to pursue their unique vision of local sustainable development through science/engineering education, design, and infrastructure development as well as through innovative income generation strategies.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Scot Frank; Caitlin Powers; One Earth Designs; Tibet; China; rural development; income generation
|Spherio: Cooperatives - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Lyndsay Carslile and Kendra Johnson discuss cooperatives with Lynn Benander, director of Coop Power, a cooperative that works to combine purchasing power of its members to make renewable energy projects available to homes and communities. http://cooppower.onlinecommunity.coop/benefits
Keywords: Coop Power; Cooperatives; Community Economic Development; Spherio; Clean Energy; Renewable Energy
|International Perspectives on American Education System - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine Park and Linda Pinkow interview four MIT undergraduate students who have a diverse background of the country of origin. Zaira Garate, Carolyn Gathingi, YingFei Li, and Cydnie Trice will share their thoughts on American education system and a recent increase in outposts of colleges in other countries.
Keywords: Spherio; international student; american education; college outpost
|Spherio: Salvadoran Union Front - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe and Kendra Johnson discuss the current political situation in El Salvador with Ricardo Calderon of the Frente Sindical Salvadoreno, the Salvadoran Union Front. Topics include the recent anti-terrorism laws and resulting crackdown on activists protesting water privatization, the International Law Enforcement Academy, and Ricardo's hopes for US Congress to take action and end US support of ILEA and repressive Salvadoran policies.
Keywords: Frente Sindical Salvadoreno; Salvadoran liberation front; Spherio; ILEA; El Salvador; terrorist; demonstration
|Spherio: A human perspective on the combatants in the Colombian conflict - The Spherio Collective|
(3/28/08) Spherio host Amy Battisti-Ashe discusses the Colombian conflict with Carlos Marin who just finished his doctoral thesis on why individuals join militant groups in Colombia. The results of his interviews are fascinating in that very few join because of a strong allegiance to the militant group's ideology, but rather because of social, family and community factors. Many are searching for a way out, but once they become part of a group they know too much and no longer have a choice but to...
Keywords: Colombia; FARC; paramilitaries; militant groups; human side; guerrillas; war
|Spherio: Kallari chocolate and handicraft cooperative in Ecuador - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe and Kendra Johnson present an interview with Judy Logback, founder of Kallari Association (www.kallari.com) in Ecuador, intermixed with music from the region. Judy tells of her experiences working as a biologist in a rainforest reserve and realizing that the most powerful thing she could do to save the rain forest was to help indigenous rain forest communities have sustainable alternatives to logging...
Keywords: Spherio; Kallaria association; Ecuador; chocolate; rain forest; indigenous; communities; Kichwa; Napo; Judy Logback
|Spherio: iSchool - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio host Mary speaks with Raqeebul Ketan, an MIT student who started iSchool in 2006. iSchool is a program to supplement the already existing education curricula of the National Board of Education in Bangladesh by creating an interactive virtual lecture series (containing animations of various concepts, integrated video clips of various experiments, processes, lab videos, video shots from interactive software etc.) that will be in direct reference to the standardized textbooks...
Keywords: iSchool; Raqeebul Ketan; House of Volunteers; National Board of Education of Bangladesh; Bangladesh; education; virtual lecture series; textbooks; developing countries
|Spherio: Vida Verde - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy and Mary speak with members of Vida Verde, an all-Brazilian women's green cleaning collective. Members of Vida Verde use cleaning products with natural ingredients to provide safe housecleaning. This protects workers from harmful chemicals, which in the past caused workers to feel sick and get headaches, and protects them from the exploitation they might experience in a more traditional cleaning company.
Keywords: Vida Verde; green cleaning; natural cleaning; environmentally friendly; Brazil; cleaning cooperative; Spherio
|BhopalChemicalSpill - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Froylan, Jasmine, and Mary speak with Sarita, Pavitra, Leonid, and Aquene about the Bhopal Chemical Spill. On December 3rd, 1984, thousands of people in Bhopal, India, were gassed to death after a catastrophic chemical leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant. More than 150,000 people were left severely disabled - of whom 22,000 have since died of their injuries - in a disaster now widely acknowledged as the worldâs worst-ever industrial disaster...
Keywords: Bhopal Chemical Disaster; Students for Bhopal; Sarita; Pavitra; Leonid; Aquene; Spherio; the Western Hemisphere Project; DOW-Carbide
|Spherio: Health care in Chiapas Mexico - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Froylan Sifuentes, Kendra Johnson, and Amy Battisti-Ashe interview guests from EAPSEC -- el equipo de apoyo en salud y educacion comunitaria (the team for support of community health and education), a community health organization in Chiapas, Mexico, working in collaboration with many international organizations, including Partners in Health. Dr. Dan Palazuelos is a resident at the Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston and continues to work with EAPSEC in Chiapas, Mexico...
Keywords: EAPSEC; Partners in Health; Chiapas; community health; medicine
|Spherio: Welcome Project - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy, Froy, and Mary talk with Maria Landaverde, director of the Welcome Project in Somerville for youth, as well as Caitlin, Sonia, Clivia, and Luana, four students in some of the programs of the Welcome Project. The Welcome Project helps immigrant families to improve themselves; one way they do this is through their youth program. Youth programs, like LIPS, the Liason Interpreter Program of Somerville, which trains bilingual students to become interpreters, help students to become...
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Welcome Project; Somerville; LIPS; Liason Interpretor Program of Somerville; Maria Landaverde; interpreters; first generation college students
|Spherio: Cooperatives - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Lyndsay Carslile and Kendra Johnson discuss cooperatives with Lynn Benander, director of Coop Power. Cooperatives offer a model for member-owned business in which individuals can combine their resources to achieve together what the could not alone. Coop Power is a New England cooperative that applies this model to renewable energy projects, from installing solar water heaters in the tradition of barn raising to community wind, solar, and biofuel installations...
Keywords: Coop Power; Cooperatives; Community Economic Development; Spherio; Clean Energy; Renewable Energy
|Spherio: MIT Habitat for Humanity - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Froy, and Mary speak with Grace Lee, a junior at MIT and the president of the MIT Habitat for Humanity Club, and Jessinda, the coordinator for Habitat's 2009 spring break trip to Florida. MIT Habitat for Humanity, as a campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity International, is a secular student-led group that seeks to raise awareness in the MIT community about poverty housing issues and to encourage participation in service events.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; MIT Habitat for Humanity; Grace Lee; poverty housing
|Spherio: Displacement and Land Reclamation in Colombia - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Kendra Johnson, Amy Battisti-Ashe, Jasmine Park, and Froylan Sifuentes present a discussion with Eustaquio Polo, an afro-colombian man who was violently removed from his land by paramilitaries in 1996 and has been fighting to get his land back ever since. He is from the Choco province, a region of unparalleled biodiversity, and Eustaquio tells how the vast tracts of land stolen from communities are being turned into Palm oil plantations with tremendous consequences to the environme...
Keywords: Colombia; Eustaquio Polo; Land Reclamation; Paramilitaries; Palm Oil; InterAmerican Court; human rights; humanitarian zone
|Spherio: Welcome back - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio host Amy Battisti Ashe interviews returning co-hosts Kendra Johnson and Lyndsay Carslile about their summer work in Mexico and upcoming plans for the semester, including a project on affordable housing in Lawrence, MA.
Keywords: Latin America, Lawrence, Mexico, affordable housing; Interview; Spherio
|Spherio: Projects in Ecuador and Peru - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Mary, and Kendra speak about international development projects that Kendra and Mary did during January. Kendra continued a project involving art and water filtration in Ecuador that she has been working on for several years now. Mary worked on a project in Peru that she was able to participate in through D-Lab: Introduction to Development, a class at MIT that introduces students to international development by allowing them to travel to communities and do their own projec...
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; D-Lab; international development; water filtration; Kendra Johnson; Mary Masterman; Ecuador; Peru; pedal-powered technology; Art for Water; Sacha Yaku
|Spherio: One Earth Designs - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Froy, Cat, and Mary talk with Scot Frank and Caitlin Powers about their work with the new nonprofit they've started, One Earth Designs. One Earth designs seeks to encourage communities to pursue their unique vision of local sustainable development through science/engineering education, design, and infrastructure development as well as through innovative income generation strategies.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Scot Frank; Caitlin Powers; rural development; Tibet; China; income generation
|Spherio: Willy Barreno and his film Documigrante - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio host Amy Battisti-Ashe discusses two documentary films with Guatamalan filmmaker Willy Barreno. The first film "Voice of a Mountain" (available on youtube) documents the reality of life in rural Guatemala after the civil war officially ended in 1996. Willy Barreno is the producer of the second film "Documigrante" which traces the journey of Guatemalans coming to an living in the United States and explores the root causes of this migration and its impact on communities back in Guatemala.
Keywords: Voice of a Mountain; Documigrante; Willy Barreno
|American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts and Gaza conflict - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy and Froy play a radialistas piece and discuss recent activities in Gaza, including what role Americans should have in the conflict. They are joined by Marrie Najimy from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts (ADCMA) and Muhammad Elahi, a Palestinian friend of Amy. The ADCMA is committed to empowering Arab-Americans to embrace their identity and advocate for their civil rights in the state of Massachusetts...
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Masachusetts; ADCMA; Merrie Najimy; MIT Middle East Education through Technology; Gaza conflict
|Spherio: Drug Trafficking and Gang Violence in Mexico - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Kendra, and Mary talk about the issues of drug trafficking and gang violence in Mexico. They play a clip from CNN of a confrontation between gang members and the government, showing a violence that is rapidly evolving into a civil war in Mexico.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; drug trafficking; Mexico; gang violence; civil war in Mexico
|Spherio: MIT Global Poverty Initiative - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Mary, Jasmine, Amy, Froylan, and John discuss the activities of the MIT Global Poverty Initiative with MIT junior Spenser Skates and MIT sophomore Elli Pula. Global Poverty Initiative is a student-run organization at MIT, which focuses on raising awareness about poverty as well as making poverty alleviation an institute priority. From October 17th through 24th, GPI hosted Poverty Week at MIT, hosting a series of events such as lectures, poverty-related study breaks, and simulations...
Keywords: spherio; poverty; GPI; Global Poverty Initiative; MIT; students
|Spherio: Guatemala Radio Project - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy, Jasmine, and Cat speak with Mark Kemp, the Director of Operations at the Guatemala Radio Project, part of Cultural Survival. Mark discusses the intrepid network of Guatemalan Community Radio stations. Mainstream Western entertainment has been flooding Guatemalaâs airwaves, hammering home the 24-hour-a-day message that Mayans should abandon their languages, their clothing, their spirituality, and their identities...
Keywords: Guatemala Radio Project; Cultural Survival; Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Guatemalan culture; indigenous languages; Mark Kemp
|Spherio: International workers day - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine Park and Amy Battisti-Ashe discuss International workers day and labor rights violations in Colombia.
Keywords: May 1st; International Workers Day; Labor rights; Colombia
|Spherio: Youth Latino Leadership - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe, Jasemine Park and Kendra Johnson discuss Latino youth organizing in the boston area with Lorenzo, Asha, and Daisy.
Keywords: Spherio; Latino Youth Leadership; Boston
|Spherio: Fernando Brandao - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine, Amy, Mary, and Cat speak with guest Fernando Brandao, professor of Music at Berklee, discusses Brazilian musical traditions, from choro (similar to jazz) to samba and bossa nova. Flutist, composer, author, arranger and educator Fernando Brandao is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An active musician versed in classical and jazz, he has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist in Brazil and the US...
Keywords: Fernando Brandao; Spherio; Brazilian music; the Spherio Collective; choro; samba; bassa nova
|El Salvador Elections - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Froylan and Mary speak with Roberto, an MIT student from El Salvador. Roberto speaks about his own perspective about the recent elections and the politics of El Salvador. Froy, who is from Mexico, has his own interesting questions for Roberto and his own perspective about El Salvador and Mexico.
Keywords: El Salvador Elections; FMLN; CISPES; Spherio; the Western Hemisphere Project
|Spherio: Che Guevara - The Spherio Collective|
"Spherio: The Local Voice of our Hemisphere" 10/5/07. Airs live 6-7 pm on WMBR 88.1 FM in Cambridge and at www.wmbr.org. Spherio hosts Froylan Sifuentes, Amy Battisti-Ashe, and Kendra Johnson July 26th Coalition's Charlie Welch about the timeless figure in the history of the Western Hemisphere: Che Guevara. As always, we also present some of the week's headline news stories, announcements, a radialistas.net radio production, and a "no your rights" interview the July 26th Coalition's Charlie Welc...
Keywords: Che Guevara; Spherio; WMBR
|Spherio: First Nations Music - the Spherio Collective|
Spherio host Amy plays music by female vocalists from the Americas, with a focus on Canada and the First Nations.
Keywords: First Nations; Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; aboriginal peoples of Canada
|Spherio: Education outside the box in Paraguay - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Jasmine Park, Froylan Sifuentes, and Mary Masterman interview two MIT sophomores, Coco Agbeyibor and Juan Diaz, about their international development project in Paraguay. Coco and Juan worked with a local NGO, Centro de Informacion y Recursos por el Desarollo, on the topics of science education in high schools and technical career exploration. Coco and Juan felt that in their local schooling (in Togo and Colombia, respectively), they were taught only facts and how to follow directi...
Keywords: Paraguay; Science Education
|Spherio: Latin American Reggae - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio host Amy speaks with Juan Bieta-Garcia about raggae of Latin American countries. Juan is a DJ who does a show called Roots Reggae and is a junior at MIT majoring in mathematics. Juan is from Puerto Rico.
Keywords: Spherio; Western Hemisphere Project; Latin American reggae
|Spherio: Minga Youth Combat Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children - The Spherio Collective|
Spherio hosts Amy Battisti-Ashe, Froylan Sifuentes, and Kendra Johnson interview three of the founding members of Minga, a youth group based in Newton, MA that works to combat commercial sex exploitation of children. They have raised around $40,000 so far in order to support shelters for children in the Philipines and here in Boston. On May 31st and June 1st they will hold their next major fund raising event: a family friendly art fair in Newton...
Keywords: Minga; commercial sex exploitation of children; Newton MA; sex tourism